University of Maryland Team Wins ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition with Plan to Redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell as a Healthy Community

A team from the University of Maryland won the 2014 Hines Competition.  From left are Andrew Casavant, Matthew Miller, Rameez Munawar, David Ensor and Amina Mohamed.

A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors at the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Student Urban Design Competition with its winning plan to redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell neighborhood as a healthy community. The University of Maryland team edged out teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin in the twelfth annual competition….
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Commercial Property Transaction Volume on Course to Reach a Ten-Year High by 2016, Says New ULI-EY Real Estate Outlook

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A new U.S. real estate forecast based on a survey of 39 of the industry’s leading economists and analysts predicts that commercial property transaction volume will reach $430 billion by 2016, exceeding the volume of 2006. The latest multi-year outlook (covering 2014 through 2016) from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and EY projects steady growth for the U.S. economy; sustained strength from real estate capital markets; and continued improvement in both commercial real estate fundamentals and the housing sector….
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